Although this was Gooding & Company’s largest ever presentation of offerings to date, the California-based auction house concluded its typical quantity-over-quality auction format in Pebble Beach this year with $109M in total sales. With 28 cars sold for figures over $1M and with one of just two eight-figure sales in Monterey (a $10.345M Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante), Gooding was also a top destination for rare-spec Porsches as well as significant Porsche race cars, plus coachbuilt prewar cars and modern exotics.
Other than misses for the 1950 Ferrari 166 MM ($4.9M no-sale) and both the sale’s big prewar Bentleys (a 1930 Blower Bentley not sold at $6.6M and a 1931 8-Litre at $5.95M), prices were mostly strong across age and budget as they were elsewhere on the peninsula, including for an MGA Twin Cam that sold for a jaw-dropping $168,000. Cheap for Pebble Beach, but this is a car that rarely even gets close to a six-figure price.
Viewing all the good cars was a challenge, but we outline the most interesting and significant sales on the pages below. Keep an eye on this space, as we’ll be adding more auction reports from Gooding & Co. and all the other Monterey auctions over the next couple of weeks.
Gooding’s next live auction takes place in London on September 3, held in conjunction with the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace.